Office Depot is recalling 307,000 of its Brand Biella leather desk chairs in the U.S. and another 12,000 in Canada because the weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base and posing a fall hazard.
Office Depot has received 11 reports of the chairs breaking and consumers falling while seated in the chairs, resulting in reports of injuries, including minor contusions and abrasions.
The recalled chairs were sold exclusively at Office Depot nationwide and online for about $55 from January 2002 through December 2008. The mid-back height leather chairs have SKU number 130548, and printed on a label on the underside of the chair seat is "REG. No. PA-25498 (CN)" and "Made in China."
You should stop using the chair immediately and contact Office Depot's recall hotline at 866-403-3763 to receive a $55 store card that can be used for a replacement chair or other store merchandise. Or for more information visit www.officedepot.com.
Office Depot Recalls Desk Chairs Due to Fall Hazard [CPSC]